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Me too and something better

Everyone is weighing in on the “me too” phenomenon.  The participation on social media started by actress Alyssa Milano using the simple phrase “me too” for women to indicate that they have been sexually harassed or assaulted has been astounding.  The last numbers I saw were over 500,000 in the first 24 hours alone.  Sadly,…

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What are PINs and how can they help you?

Most people have learned to acknowledge October as breast cancer awareness month.  We honor this in our dojo with pink belts, pink shirts and sometimes even pink uniforms.  However, there is another deadly problem that we also need to remember to acknowledge this month.  October is also Domestic Abuse Awareness month.  Seventy-six lives were lost…

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Something to make you feel good

Lately, the news and the general vibe has been a bit depressing.  The events around us have been horrific! Even the most positive of people seem to be a bit down.  So today, I bring you something a little brighter.  While the cause in and of itself is tragic, today, a group of kids and…

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Community and Gratitude

Today, I want to take the opportunity to brag up our dojos in our small communities.  Last weekend, we did two awesome events.  The Fort Atkinson dojo participated in the Fort Fall Fiesta. The event was a collaborative effort by the Fort Atkinson Parks and Recreation Department and The Unity project to promote greater Hispanic…

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workplace bullying part 2

Work is a big part of our lives and it should be a place where we can be productive and safe.  Sadly, that is not always the case.  It makes it tough because we can’t just up and leave if someone is bothering us.  We’re forced to interact with people not of our choosing.  We…

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workplace bullying (part 1)

Last week I reposted a blog about adult bullying.  All types of adult bullying are disturbing, but I think workplace bullying is especially difficult to deal with.  It resembles domestic abuse in that the very nature of the the relationship – business – keeps the victim close. The bully is able to keep the target…

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Adult bullies

Last fall I wrote a post on adult bullying.  I am reposting it this week, because I honestly want to do a deeper dive on this one in the coming weeks.  We so often think of bullying as something kids do.  It upsets us and we struggle to help our kids through it whether they…

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who has their back?

Last week, I had the wonderful opportunity to be a presenter at Fort HealthCare’s Camp 911.  Camp 911 is a one day camp for kids filled with 1/2 hour classes.  Examples of the classes presented were bike and outdoor safety, mindfulness, CPR & first aid, yoga, a tour of the Smoke House, our police K-9…

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There’s still time

Summer is speeding by.  If you’re like me, you may feel a little stretched for time with all the summer activities.  I know many of my student’s are feeling this way as well.  They have fitness goals and they don’t want to lose what they’ve gained.  It’s a struggle to find time to get in…

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How to be a good training partner

One of the things I find difficult for people to understand is how to be a good training partner.  Whether it’s with kids or adults, there seems to be some fine lines that need to be defined.  While everyone has their own way of learning and their own training style, there a few things that…

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